To increase the availability of the VMware vRealize Orchestrator services, you can put the Orchestrator behind a load balancer.

Before you begin

Configure at least two Orchestrator nodes.

Procedure

  1. Configure monitors.
    1. Log in to the F5 load balancer and select Local Traffic > Monitors from the main menu.
    2. Create a monitor named vco-https-8281 and configure the settings as follows:

      Monitor

      Interval

      Timeout

      Retries

      Type

      Send String

      Recieve String

      Alias Service Port

      vco-https-8281

      3

      9

      3

      HTTPS (443)

      GET /vco/api/docs/index.html HTTP/1.1\r\nHost:\r\n\nConnection: close\r\n\r\n

      200 OK

      8281

      Leave all other fields with their default values.

    3. Click Finished.
  2. Configure server pools.
    1. Navigate to Local Traffic > Pools from the main menu.
    2. Create a pool named vro-pool-8281 and configure the settings as follows:

      Pool Name

      LB Method

      Health Monitors

      vro-pool-8281

      Round Robin

      vro-https-8281

      Leave all other fields with their default values.

    3. Add two new nodes in the New Members section:

      Name

      Address

      Service Port

      vro-node1-hostname.domain.com

      vro-node1-IP

      8281

      vro-node2-hostname.domain.com

      vro-node2-IP

      8281

    4. Click Finished.

      Pool Name

      LB Method

      Health Monitors

      Node Name

      Address

      Service Port

      vro-pool-8281

      Round Robin

      vro-https-8281

      vro-node1-hostname.domain.com

      vro-node1-IP

      8281

      vro-pool-8281

      Round Robin

      vro-https-8281

      vro-node2-hostname.domain.com

      vro-node2-IP

      8281

    The green status indicates that the node is active.

  3. Configure virtual servers.
    1. Navigate to Local Traffic > Virtual Servers from the main menu.
    2. Create a virtual server named vro-lb-8281 and configure the settings as follows:

      Name

      Type

      Destination Address

      Service Port

      Source Address Translation

      Default Pool Name

      vco-lb-8281

      Performance (Layer 4)

      vro-lb-IP

      8281

      Automap

      vro-pool-8281

      Leave all other fields with their default values.

  4. Verify that the high-availability environment is correctly configured.
    1. Navigate to Local Traffic > Network Map from the main menu.
    2. Verify that all entries on the network map are listed as green.

Results

You have successfully configured the F5 load balancer to work with a vRealize Orchestrator cluster.